|Armed robbers enter Delta Church, Snatch Church Offering Box During Sunday Servi|
A five-man gang of armed robbers has raided a new generation church(name withheld) in Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North East of Delta State and snatched the church’s offering and abducted the security guard, leaving one person dead.
An eye witness said the robbers shot sporadically into the air to pave way for their operation in the church at about 10:30am during prayer session and ordered the worshippers to face the ground while their operation lasted.
Reports said that the gunmen ransacked everywhere in the church where some prominent politicians worship for close to an hour before they allegedly vented their anger on the pastor whose failure to make more money available earned him a punishment of “frog jumps”.
Sources revealed that the hoodlums came in a black jeep with no plate number and were armed with AK 47s in a commando style to scare passersby.
However, the pastor in charge of the church who did not want his name in print, disclosed that the offering box contained an estimated sum of N0.5million being offering and thanksgiving by some highly placed personalities and appealed to the gang to release the security guard.
Police spokesman in the state, ASP Famous Ajieh, confirmed the incident and revealed that the whereabouts of the security guard was yet to be established. He said that concerted efforts to rescue the victim were ongoing, adding that efforts to also arrest the hoodlums have been put in place especially in strategic areas.